Azar Struggles To Defend Trump’s Budget Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

Secretary Azar went to the Hill this week to defend the Trump administration’s latest budget proposal, which included more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Trump’s budget includes massive cuts to essential health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Washington Post: Trump Pledges Support For Health Programs But His Budget Takes ‘Legs Out From Underneath The System.


Vox: “Trump said he wouldn’t cut Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare. His 2020 budget cuts all 3.”


But Secretary Azar still thinks this budget is a good idea.


Inside Health News: Azar Defends Medicaid Work Requirements, Block Grants In 2020 Budget.


Associated Press: HHS Secretary Azar Defends Proposed Cuts To Medicare Hospital Payments.


CNBC: HHS Secretary Azar Defends Trump Budget Cuts To Medicaid, NIH Programs.